Chattanooga’s latest entry into the media arena soliciting personal injury cases are the “Chattanooga Law Dogs” who first appeared in a commercial in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse in front of the statue of Confederate General A. P. Stuart holding two dogs dressed in the colors of the University of Tennessee and University of Georgia before their gridiron clash.
The use of the term “law dogs” is not an original one as it was first introduced to the public a few years ago by an attorney primarily soliciting divorce cases which included a radio call-in-show on Talk Radio.
A review of the website of the two attorneys touting their love of animals opens with them holding attractive house pets as part of their solicitation for personal injury cases “involving car accidents, workers compensation, semi-truck and commercial vehicle accidents, and wrongful death suits involving auto accidents.”
Although they claim 25 years of experience in personal injury cases, they do not list any jury verdicts or full value settlements obtained during that period of law practice. In another area of the law, the traditional and widely respected Chambliss law firm has displayed a photo of a docile-appearing chocolate Labrador dog in a local magazine in support of their declaration that they are also available to provide legal services in non-personal injury areas of the law as being “fiercely loyal” to their clients!
The practice of law has come a long way since solicitation of law cases was legalized in 1977 and your status as a dog lover is now one of the basic criteria for contact by attorneys to handle a complicated legal matter on your behalf.
Can Board Certification as a dog lawyer be next on the horizon?
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!